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Five Ways to Naturally Induce Ovulation and Regulate Your Cycle

Emily Kennedy by Emily Kennedy

Ovulation is a sign of health. The regular monthly release of an egg is a sign that your hormones are at optimal levels and, for the most part, balanced. Not ovulating (anovulation)–although you still might bleed each month–often means that something is awry. Here is what you need to know about delayed ovulation or anovulation, […]

Bayer finally pays for Essure damages, but women’s injuries still go ignored

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Support Natural Womanhood today in the BIG GIVE! This week, news circulated that Bayer is offering $1.6 billion to settle claims filed by women who have been injured by its birth control device Essure. Over the past years, Natural Womanhood has detailed the ongoing saga of Essure, the sterilization device that caused thousands of women […]

4 Supplements to Naturally Boost Your Fertility When Trying to Conceive

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When my husband and I were first trying to conceive a child, it seemed like the Internet was chock-full of suggestions for ways we could change our diet and lifestyle in order to naturally boost our fertility. Read on to find out why certain supplements (like evening primrose oil) are often recommended to couples who […]

HIV Transmission & Depo-Provera, the Birth Control Shot

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Most women know that pharmaceutical birth control does not protect against STDs. But did you know that certain forms of birth control can actually increase your risk for contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which if left untreated, may progress to the deadly disease known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)?  Depo-Provera (also referred to as DMPA, […]

How Fertility Awareness and Gentle Nutrition can Assist in Eating Disorder Recovery—and Maybe Infertility, Too

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Many girls are taught in their middle- or high-school health education classes that eating disorders look one of two ways: Either someone depriving themselves almost entirely of food (anorexia), or someone bingeing and purging (bulimia nervosa). While these two disorders are real and present, diet culture has muddied the waters between “healthy eating,” and “unhealthy […]

Why do some women gain weight on birth control?

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Many of us have been there: we’re eating right, we’re exercising, but still the scale won’t budge, and our clothes are still fitting the same. What gives? For some women, their birth control might be to blame for thwarting their fitness goals, possibly causing them to gain weight, changing where their body stores fat, altering […]

Reasons Women Need Periods: The Role of the Menstrual Cycle in the Immune System

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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When it comes to periods, misinformation abounds. Periods and period research have long been stigmatized, so it’s no surprise that so little is known about periods, or why women have them. Purveyors of hormonal contraception like to tell women that there’s no need for them to have a period, but more and more, researchers are […]

Endometriosis and Autoimmune Disease: What’s the Connection?

Melissa Buchan by Melissa Buchan

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Do you remember the game Which one doesn’t belong? You know the one I’m referring to – the classification game we all played in our elementary school days. You’re presented with four objects or scenarios and the task to determine which item or situation doesn’t belong. Let’s play. Which one doesn’t belong? Celiac Disease Lupus […]

What to Do When Your Doctor Won’t Listen to You

Maria Brown by Maria Brown

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Prior to being diagnosed with PCOS, I experienced an interesting variety of responses from the medical community to the various symptoms of my disorder. I encountered everything from a standoff with an endocrinologist who insisted she could do nothing but put me on birth control, to a primary care physician who thought I was a […]

Video: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: a restorative approach to recovery

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In an informative interview conducted by Anna Saucier during the 2020 Cycle Power Summit, Dr. Naomi Whittaker, a NaProTechnology Surgeon & Board Certified OBGYN, answers a number of important questions women have about Postpartum Depression and proposes a new and effective approach of treatment. An estimated one in seven women suffers from depression in the […]